This prework should take no longer than 20 hours to complete the Deliverables. Intermission is absolutely your time to rest and focus on self care. Plan accordingly with your schedules so you don’t add unnecessary stress.
- If you are planning to demo a project at Demo Comp in week 1 of Mod 4, you MUST timebox your time over intermission and in week 1 to ensure you are meeting module expectations. We recommend setting aside specific times to work with your demo team over intermission to finish your demo BEFORE week 1 begins. You are responsible for balancing your time between working on the demo project and the tasks below.
- We also highly recommend spending some time over intermission updating your Terminal Profile. Employers attending Demo Comp like to see profiles on the students who are presenting and having Terminal up to date and ready to share is extremely helpful. Take advantage of this great networking opportunity!
FE & BE Prework
- Update your Zoom display name to follow this template: PreferredName LastInitial (pronouns) PROGRAM
Erin P (she/her) BE
- Complete the Take-Home Challenge. You will present for evaluation during Week 1 of the mod. This is a graduation requirement and not optional.
- Capstone Project Prep
- Sign up for the GitHub Student Developer program. This is not a strict requirement but highly recommended so that you’re able to deploy projects with Heroku
- FE Students: Download Postman and follow the docs in order to send a few requests to an API of your choice. There is no need to learn about any other features beyond building and sending requests at this point, but it will help us in week 1 if everyone has famililiary with Postman as a tool for making API calls.
- BE Students: Offer help and guidance to your FE cohort-mates as they learn this new tool!
Non-Deliverable but Helpful
- Work on your Terminal Profile. Especially recommended if participating in Demo Comp. Your Terminal Profile will be due for review by Friday of Week 4.
- Read through these PD ideas for the intermission, which include some great ideas to kickstart your job search preparations.
- If you want to get a head start on salary negotiations, review the following Async/video Lesson on Negotiations. As you follow the video, take notes and ask questions in the Exit Ticket
- Revisit the Mod 3 lesson, Interpreting Interview Questions
- Refamiliarize yourself with the basics of documentation
- Refamiliarize yourself with the HTTP request-response cycle watch this video.
- Familiarize yourself with the git rebase workflow. Read this Rebase article and this merging vs. rebasing article.
- Try to complete 2-3 technical challenges in your preferred language. We want you to focus on your breakdown of the problem and problem solving approach! Choose a Technical Challenge Platform that you like. Here are some options:
- Sign Up for interview practice with Pramp
- You are expected to have the prework completed by 5 pm the Saturday before you start Mod 4. For the items marked as Deliverable, please submit your prework here